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‘Goldacre has managed to achieve something marvellous here … He has humanised the numbers so they become relevant. More than that, this is a book to make you enraged – properly, bone-shakingly furious – because it’s about how big business puts profits over patient welfare, allows people to die because they don’t want to disclose damning research evidence, and the tricks they play to make sure doctors do not have all the evidence when it comes to appraising whether a drug really works or not. A work of brilliance.’ Max Pemberton, Daily Telegraph
‘This is a brilliant piece of work’ Evening Standard, William Leith
‘This is an important book. Ben Goldacre is angry, and by the time you put ‘Bad Pharma’ down, you should be too.’ New Statesman
‘What keeps you turning its pages is the accessibility of Goldacre's writing … his genuine, indignant passion, his careful gathering of evidence and his use of stories, some of them personal, which bring the book to life.’ Luisia Dilner, Guardian
‘This is a book that deserves to be widely read, because anyone who does read it cannot help feeling both uncomfortable and angry.’ Economist
‘’Bad Pharma’ will confirm his status as a thorn in the side of the medical Establishment – Goldacre’s detailed research would be hard for any drug-company executive to contradict’ Lois Rogers, Sunday Times
Ben Goldacre is a doctor, writer, broadcaster and academic who specialises in unpicking dodgy scientific claims from drug companies, newspapers, government reports, PR people and quacks. His first book, Bad Science, reached Number One in the non-fiction charts, sold over 400,000 copies in the UK alone, and has been translated into 25 languages. He is 38 and lives in London.
A bit samey in each chapter and lacking some of Goldacre's usual charisma. However, the content is thorough and easy to read.Published 17 days ago by Skitz
High time that a book of this type has appeared. It's of interest to me professionally, however it should rightfully be of interest to all persons concerned about health risks from... Read morePublished 1 month ago by William Daniel Turner
A page turner. Brilliantly written. Essential for anyone prescribed drugs - which is most of us. So many warning bells.Published 1 month ago by LJ
Not as obviously gripping as Bad Science, but excellent exposition of what is broken in modern medicine, as well as some bracing remedies to fix it.Published 1 month ago by Tabitha Twitchett
Read this book. Should be prescribed reading (geddit?) for all drug users.
As a hardened skeptic I didn't think there would be much to surprise me about the way the... Read more
I have just started the book. Ben Goldacre writes impressively, as they say, one who knows. I only wish doctors in clinic, care homes, hospitals, surgeries, etc. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Miss A kirkland
I was a bit dissappointed with this purchase, as he begins making some solid points, then the book begins to wreak of scent of gste keeper. Read morePublished 3 months ago by movamental
I'm so pleased to see a few doctors acknowledging the issues described in this book. Obviously it really needed to be written. Well done, Mr Goldacre.Published 3 months ago by Margaret Haag